RSCC Picks Irdeto to Protect New Direct-to-Operator Satellite Services

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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Russian Satellite Communications Company selects Irdeto’s media protection solution to secure its upcoming satellite offering for Russian and CIS pay TV operators

MOSCOW — CSTB 2013 — Irdeto, a world leader in multi-screen, media protection and revenue assurance solutions, today announced that Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has selected Irdeto as a main provider of media protection solutions to secure the content of the commercial TV channels distributed via RSCC satellites. RSCC is the largest satellite operator in Russia, with satellites positioned along the geostationary arc extending from 14 degrees West to 140 degrees East. The satellites cover Russia, CIS, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, North and South America and Australia. Due to this global coverage RSCC can provide Russian and foreign TV channels with services to any point of the world.

“The most advanced information security technologies comprise the basis for protecting investments in mass media” – commented Sergey Plotnikov, Director of the Infocommunication Technologies and Multimedia Services Department. “An important aspect of the RSCC business strategy is to improve the quality of our services, and I believe this will give us a competitive advantage in today’s market. It is also very important for us to treat with utmost attention such aspects as backup and redundancy of technical means and information security. The implementation of Irdeto’s conditional access solutions for RSCC’s TV platform allows us to significantly improve our services, and guarantees RSCC the highest level of content protection.”

Phil Brady, Regional Vice President, Sales, Irdeto, said: “With such a large satellite infrastructure, it is especially important for RSCC to provide content encoding for its TV customers. Irdeto guarantees that all content transmitted over RSCC satellites will have security that is managed throughout its entire lifecycle and a system that responds quickly to new threats and ensures rapid recovery. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with RSCC and the continued delivery of high quality services.”

Irdeto’s media protection solutions give leverage for pay media companies to license the best content for any device from content owners and studios, while simultaneously applying effective access rules to protect and monetize that content. By choosing Irdeto, RSCC will not only be protecting its content, but its business model and revenues as well. Leading pay TV operators and broadcasters across the globe like MTS (Comstar Regions), Ziggo, ORS, Polsat, Cablecom, Telkomvision and Sky New Zealand (IGLOO) rely on Irdeto to protect and enable their digital media businesses.